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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Latvia (2017)

by Aldis Purs, Andrejs Plakans

DAINAS. The Latvian term daina was adapted from the Lithuanian word dainos by Henri Wissendorf, who, with Krišjānis Barons, during the period from 1894 to 1915, published an eight-volume collection of this genre of Latvian folk songs. The scholarly literature dealing with Latvian folk music often uses the more generic folk song, but daina tends to have pride of place in common Latvian parlance. Daina usually refers to a four-line rhymed poem that is either sung or recited and ...

Google previewThe Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2012)

by Roland Greene, Stephen Cushman, Clare Cavanagh, Jahan Ramazani, Paul F. Rouzer, Harris Feinsod, David Marno, Alexandra Slessarev

Dainas were first celebrated by the Ger. philosophers Johann Georg Hamann and G. Herder, who noted that the basic form was sung, not written. Written poetic trads. began with Lutheran hymns, most notably by Christopher Fiirecker (ca. 1615-85). From the Reformation to the 19th c., Lutheran pastors and the grassroots Moravian Brethren unsuccessfully urged Latvians to reject dainas in favor of Christian songs. A 19th-c. movement of Latvian intellectuals sought subject matter in ...

Google previewAn Ethnohistorical Dictionary of China (1998)

by James Stuart Olson

The Dainas are one of the primary subgroups of the Dai* people of Yunnan Province in southwestern China.

Google previewThe Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media (2017)

by Tom Thatcher, Chris Keith, Raymond F. Person, Jr., Elsie R. Stern

include discussions of central Asian, Finnish, and Bulgarian epic – in addition to the epics already explored in The Singer of Tales – as well as non-epic traditions such as AngloAmerican folk balladry and Latvian dainas. Lord also helped broaden the field's focus to include even non-poetic, literary texts such as the Gospels (see, for instance, Lord ...

Google previewReligions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, 2nd Edition [6 volumes] (2010)

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices by J. Gordon Melton, Martin Baumann

The most important source for the study of Latvian paganism is folklore, including dainas, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of European Peoples (2006)

by Carl Waldman, Catherine Mason

And there is the Latvju Dainas, eight volumes of some 400,000 Latvian folk songs that embody the essence of the values that build the Latvian character. The ideal for Latvians is indicated by the word raˇzenais, used to denote “a man of culture.” Raˇzenais has a whole range of meanings: “strong, fertile, rich, effective, controlled, persistent.” Besides all these qualities, which apply to a single individual, Raˇzenais has significance to the relationships between people. It is a principle of ...

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The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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